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Market Trends: Semiconductor Vendors Need Robust Middleware Ecosystems to Succeed With IT-OT Integration and IoT Solutions

Published: 22 August 2014

ID: G00263616

Analyst(s): Satish R.M

Summary

Semiconductor vendors must do more to strengthen their middleware ecosystems. Otherwise, a lack of strong middleware offerings will impede their ability to achieve future design wins in an era of integrated IT and operational technology and the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Focus Shifts to Middleware and Related Configurable Tools
  • Alignment With BYOD Strategies Eases IT-OT Integration
  • Multiple IoT Architectures Will Evolve to Support All IoT Applications
  • Buyer Trend
    • Semiconductor Vendors Are Expected to Provide Embedded Software for Free

Contrarian View

  • Chip Vendors Still Differentiate Themselves by Chips Alone

Vendors to Watch

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